Emotions and instincts of the AIBO
Emotions and instincts form the basis for the AIBO robot's autonomous behavior.
Based on all sorts of factors which it picks up from its surroundings, the AIBO robot
undergoes changes in spirit that display themselves in the form of emotional expression.
The AIBO robot possesses the following five basic instincts:
Movement instinct: This instincts displays itself as a desire to move about.
Recharge instinct: This instincts displays itself as a desire to find a source of electricity
Sometimes it will want to do things on its own, and sometimes it will seek your
Sometimes it will think deeply before acting, and sometimes it will act on the spur
of the moment.
Sometimes its mood will be happy, and sometimes it will display all the signs of
Ultimately, the convergence of these instincts becomes noticeable as the AIBO robot's
It's a robot, but it develops
When the AIBO robot is first adopted, it is set to wake up and act as an adult. However, you can
also choose to have the AIBO robot begin life with you as a newborn puppy for you to raise and
watch as it develops.
How can the AIBO robot develop, even though it's a robot?
That is because the AIBO robot is an "Entertainment Robot", designed to live with people.
Upon joining your household, the AIBO robot adjusts itself to your life; that is the nature of
the AIBO robot's "development".
We hope that the AIBO robot will become your faithful companion.
This instinct displays itself as a desire to communicate with people.
This instincts displays itself as a desire to satisfy its curiosity.
to power its operation–just like the human instinct to eat.
This instincts displays itself as sleepy behavior.